10 Days Scheduled Safari with Sopa Lodges

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10 Days Scheduled Safari with Sopa Lodges

Kenya is perhaps one of the few places left on earth where adventure still awaits, this evocative land of rolling savannas, dense forests, mighty mountains, rivers, lakes and unrivalled wildlife provides a unique backdrop for a truly memorable experience. It has some of the world's most beautiful National Parks, teeming with game – large and small. It is nestling within them, complementing the magnificent surroundings, which the Sopa Lodges will be found. Seven lodges which make up the Sopa Lodges portfolio have been individually designed to complement their environment while reflecting the themes and influences of culture and custom within.

THE ITINERARY:

DAY 01: ARRIVE -NAIROBI 
Arrive in the morning or in the evening at the airport where you will be received by a West Travel & Tours Ltd representative. Later you will be transferred to the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Hotel Name: Nairobi Safari Park (BB) or Similar

DAY 02 SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
Depart to Samburu Game Reserve after breakfast with a stopover at the equator crossing. The park is famous for the Samburu semi nomadic tribesmen. Arrive and check in time for lunch. Afternoon game drives around the park which has unique wildlife species from all other parks like reticulated giraffe, Gravy’s zebra, gerenuk, beisa oryx and a host of the big game including the elephant and Africa's big cats-leopard, cheetah and the lion. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Hotel Name: Samburu Sopa Lodge (FB) or Similar

DAY 03 SAMBURU GAME RESERVE
Full day of cultural immersion and walking, usually the Samburu live in small settlements (nkang) of 1-3 families. Each of these families may be composed of a man and two or more wives, since Samburu practice polygynous marriage. Settlements may sometimes be larger, particularly the lorrora, a settlement of 50 or more families coming together for the ritual initiation of a new age set. Married men (Lpayen) are figures of authority in Samburu culture distinguished between junior elders, firestick elders (lpiroi), senior elders, retired elders. An age set moves together through these stages. Women usually marry between the ages of 15 and 17–
often to men 10-40 years their senior. Return to the lodge for lunch. Afternoon extensive visits and cultural dance at age 15-20 young men are initiated into an age set.

This group forms a man's peer group for his entire life. Group moves together through distinctive age grades including while warriors, lmurran, (ages approx. 15-30) may not marry or eat food seen by women (except milk and blood) and are distinguished by their braided hair style. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Hotel Name: Samburu Sopa Lodge (FB) or Similar

DAY 04 LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
After an early breakfast check out and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Stopover at Thomson Falls, Nyahururu for viewing of the waterfall. Arrive in time for lunch at one the lodges. After lunch, proceed on an afternoon game drive in the park fame for its abundance of birdlife including millions of flamingoes, rhino and scenic landscape. Drive to Lake Naivasha (20km) to your lodge late in the evening. Dinner and overnight at lodge.
Hotel Name: Naivasha Sopa Lodge (FB)or Similar

DAY 05 LAKE NAIVASHA -HELLS GATE NATIONAL PARK
The African Fish Eagles herald with their memorable ringing cry and the chorus of the bird song continues through-out the day. After breakfast a short transfer to Hells gate N/ park a unique park where walking and cycling is done in the middle of wildlife Giraffes, zebras, warthogs and many types of gazelles are found here. The first part of this walk is done in typical flat African savannah in a volcanic area with huge rock boundaries. There are camphor and acacia trees all over and this is where to look for the giraffe as they mainly feed on them.The last part of the

walk is done in the Hell's Gate Gorge by descending into a steep canyon with running water from geysers and wild vegetation. The climax of the day is in walking in the Side Gorge where the rocks have split to leave only a walking path. We climb back to the Rangers post for transfer back to the hotel for lunch. Afternoon extensive boat rides.
Hotel Name: Naivasha Sopa Lodge (FB)or Similar

DAY 06 MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Depart to Masai Mara Game Reserve after breakfast, this is where you will enjoy the herd of animals and the amazing way they co-exist amongst each other. Get here by lunch time, after you refresh, have lunch relax as you wait to start the afternoon game drive. Get a closer look of the animal on the plains, with their endless vistas and enormous herds of grazing animals, look for the predators hidden in bushes or long grass i.e. lion, Cheetah and Leopard. There are hippos in the rivers and exotic birds everywhere. Dinner and overnight.
Hotel Name: Mara Sopa Lodge (FB) or Similar

DAY 07 MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Optional early morning balloon safari and bush breakfast. Have full day game drive and cultural immersion in this great game reserve declared a “world wonder” by UNESCO due to the great wildebeest migration spectacle in the Mara-Serengeti eco-system
Hotel Name: Mara Sopa Lodge (FB) or Similar

DAY 08 AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Depart after early breakfast to Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain with a stopover for lunch in Nairobi. Later proceed to enter the park in the afternoon. Game drives en route around the water springs from Mt. Kilimanjaro. The snows of the mountain form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most popular spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, buffalo and host of plains game, creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. Check in at the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Hotel Name: Amboseli Sopa Lodge (FB) or Similar

DAY 09 KILIMANJARO FOREST GLADES-ENTONET VILLAGE
Early morning game drive before a late breakfast, later drive up the scenic, wilderness to the forest glades of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mama Africa Eco-Tourism project. Mama Africa Eco-Tented camp is located between Amboseli N/P and Mt. Kilimanjaro N/P. A paradise of scenic breath- taking views and scenery and also were we have community based development programs. Afternoon short excursions to Ngaitole view point and back via Makutano shopping centre and the Lutheran & Catholic churches. Stop-over at Lutheran church hill view-point for photography. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Hotel Name: Amboseli Sopa Lodge (FB) or Similar

DAY 10 NAIROBI – DEPARTURE
Check out by mid-morning depending and transfer to the airport for a flight to Nairobi, Nairobi city tours, shopping and any other personal activity. Farewell dinner at Carnivore Restaurant later transfer to the airport for departure.

RATES:   Please send request!

INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE:
 Transport.
 Park entry fee, permits & excursions
 Accommodation and all meals (FB) while on safari as per the itinerary
 Service of an English speaking driver guide
 Game drives as per the Itinerary
 Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
 Government taxes.

NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE:
 Extras at the lodges -tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
 Excursions
 International air fare
 Visa

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